A 45-year-old Bend woman who admitted smothering her 92-year-old grandmother with a pillow on New Year’s Eve was sentenced Thursday to more than six years in prison under a plea deal she accepted to avoid a murder trial.
A Redmond man accused of murder in the killing of Kaylee Sawyer made his first court appearance Friday afternoon in Yreka, Calif., and pleaded not guilty to charges of attempted murder, kidnapping, discharge of a weapon and criminal threats.
Authorities confirmed Thursday that the body of missing Bend woman Kaylee Sawyer was found earlier this week in a canyon off Highway 126 about 10 miles west of Redmond and said an autopsy had determined she died of "blunt force trauma."
Deschutes County sheriff's deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers came to the aid Wednesday night of a hiker who became lost after summiting South Sister and sought assistance getting back to the trail, deputies said.
The Forest Service plans a pre-bid meeting next week for real estate brokers who are interested in bidding on the opportunity to market and sell about 66 acres of the current Sisters Ranger District administrative site.